This seminar analyses the current positioning of vendors and operators concerning the mobile market and its evolution towards the 5G. The seminar will deal with the analysis of the last Mobile World Congress, focusing then in the 5G process and the last advances in 3GPP specifications. Special attention will be paid to the D2D discovery and communication topic.
Dr.-Ing. Jose F. Monserrat (H-index 14, ~836 citations) received his MSc. degree with High Honors and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He was the recipient of the First Regional Prize of Engineering Studies in 2003 for his outstanding student record receiving also the Best Thesis Prize from the UPV in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded with the best young researcher prize of Valencia. He is currently an associate professor in the Communications Department of the UPV. His current research focuses on the design of future 5G wireless systems and their performance assessment. He has been involved in several European Projects, being especially significant his participation in NEWCOM, PROSIMOS, WINNER+ and METIS where he lead the simulation activities. He also participated in 2010 in one external evaluation group within ITU-R on the performance assessment of the candidates for the future family of standards IMT-Advanced. He co-edited the February 2011 special issue on IMT-Advanced systems published in IEEE Communications Magazine and is co-author of the Wiley book “Mobile and wireless communications for IMT-Advanced and beyond”. Jose Monserrat is senior member of the IEEE, holds 6 patents and has published more than 40 journal papers. Currently the group headed by Prof. Jose F. Monserrat consists of 3 Postdoctoral fellows, 7 PhD students and 2 Master students.